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Henri Hébert

Flapper

Artist

Henri Hébert
Montreal 1884 – Montreal 1950

Title

Flapper

Date

1927

Materials

Painted plaster

Dimensions

49.5 x 20.5 x 20 cm

Credits

Purchase, Serge Desroches, Hermina Thau, David R. Morrice, Mary Eccles, Jean Agnes Reid Fleming, Geraldine C. Chisholm, Margaret A. Reid Bequests, inv. 1989.18

Collection

Quebec and Canadian Art

In the late 1920s, reminiscing with critic Jean Chauvin about his earlier works with anecdotical, literary and philosophical subjects, Hébert stated, “The older I get ... the more I free myself from these preconceptions to deal only with form and composition.” At that time, he was sculpting statuettes of extroverted women, like Flapper, and more serene figures, like Miss A. C., Dancer from Oslo, which were part of a group of Art Deco-inspired works combining nudes and modern dance.

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